Domestic vendor Micromax has launched a bunch of Android smartphones this year including the Canvas 6 and Canvas 6 Pro flagships, and a bunch of budget Canvas Spark series devices. In addition, the company has launched its latest high-end phablet called the Micromax Canvas Evok. The latest Canvas series phablet from the brand comes to compete against the likes of the feature-loaded Android phablets from the Chinese brands in the budget segment.
The Canvas Evok is for those looking for a budget 4G LTE-enabled Android smartphone with a large screen and powerful configuration. If you are planning to buy the Canvas Evok, then let’s take a quick look on the features of the phone, so you can decide if it fulfils your smartphone needs or not in the budget segment.
Micromax Canvas Evok – features of the budget phablet
Talking about the design first, since the Micromax Canvas Evok is a budget offering, the phone comes with a plastic design. The handset sports a textured back panel, which gives you better gripping when operating the phone with one hand. The phone doesn’t come with capacitive buttons below the display, and instead utilises the built-in on-screen navigation keys of the OS. Overall, the Canvas Evok offers a decent appealing design for its price range.
Display and OS
The Micromax Canvas Evok sports a large phablet-grade 5.5-inch display bearing a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 267 pixels per inch. The phone gets a layer of 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of the display to keep scratches at bay. The device delivers a decent media viewing and web browsing experience thanks to the large screen. Software-wise, the Canvas Evok runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and comes with the brand’s Around discovery platform, which gives you quick access to booking of flights, cabs, food delivery & hotels from different the different apps with Around native app.
Moving on to the configuration, the Micromax Canvas Evok is powered by a powerful 1.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor, further supported by 3-gigs of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU. With such configuration, the phone should be capable of running high-end games to deliver a smooth gaming experience. For storage, the device gets decent 16-gigabytes of internal memory, which users can further expand up to 64-gigs by inserting a microSD card. Overall, the phone offers decent configuration for its price range.
For imaging, the Micromax Canvas Evok offers a decent 13-megapixel primary snapper with a dual-LED flash, autofocus, ISO control, Continuous shooting, HDR, Face Detection, Touch to Focus, and full HD video recording. For selfies and video calling purposes, the Canvas Evok sports a 5-megapixel front-facing secondary shooter. Overall, the Canvas Evok doesn’t offer the best camera specs of its segment, but delivers a decent imaging experience.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, the Micromax Canvas Evok offers 4G LTE support for India’s both TDD-LTE band 40 and FDD-LTE band 3 4G networks. Apart from the 4G LTE support, the phone also offers dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB 2.0, and A-GPS. As for the battery, the Canvas Evok is backed by a beefy 3,000mAh unit, which as per the brand delivers up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 337 hours of standby time.
The Micromax Canvas Evok is one of the best Android phablets from the domestic vendor in the budget segment. The phone offers an excellent display, a powerful octa-core 64-bit processor, a meaty RAM, decent internal memory and camera specs, a beefy battery, and latest connectivity options. However, the phone lacks a fingerprint sensor and a more premium metal body, which many phones in the Canvas Evok’s price segment. As for the pricing and availability, the Canvas Evok has been priced at Rs 8,499, and is available on Flipkart in a single black hue. So, are you going for the Canvas Evok? Or have any other device on your mind? Share in the comments section.